Friday, October 25, 2013

Nearly finished the guard and pommel.
Using 40 year old redgum fence post as the wood.
Having trouble finding the right size bone for the grip.

 i now know i can make a wooden ball.
Todays effort.
A gladius blade.
Now to find some bone for the handle.
 Blank cut.
Rough polish.
Not going overboard with the polish as this is a weapon in use not a show piece.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Another set of manacles and knife #2.

Cleaned out the back of my clothes dryer.
This is a shot of where the heating element sits.
Scary amount of fluff and bra wires.
And yes there is burn marks.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Today we have stocks.
Hardwood with hand forged hinge and hasp.
Nearly happy with it.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

today i made a knife.
Next one should be better, but this one cuts so
its a success
Oh and its made from a bit of car leaf spring.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

candle stick #2.
I gotta get a better camera.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My first candle stick.

Bit rough but i learnt alot.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

more shield bosses.
$25 for black
$35 for polished.

Worlds ugliest dishing hammer.
and it works so well.
Should have made one years ago.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Been looking for the bottom of an oxy bottle for a dish form
for ages and never found one.
So with the power of the forge i made one.
Sand filled to keep the noise down.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Took it apart.

 Cleaned up, and here`s the cracks.

The gap here is meant to be parallel.
Had an old leg vice sitting in my shed for years.
Asked someone about it as it has cracks and they
said it could be fixed.
So here we go fixing a leg vice.


Here`s my brand new anvil.:)
50kgs of heavy metal.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Shield boss for a viking shield

Scutum painted with homemade cottage chess paint.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Today effort.
My first pair of tongs.
Bit ugly but hey they work.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Another forge mod.
And what i made today.